The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) consolidates its position in the 2007 Financial Times ranking of Executive MBA programs

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The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) consolidates its position in the 2007 Financial Times ranking of Executive MBA programs

In the annual Executive MBA ranking published by the Financial Times on October 22, the Stockholm School of Economics Executive MBA programs in Sweden and Russia leads Nordic/Baltic Business schools, with a final score of 55 out of 90 programs ranked around the world. No other Russian school is present in the rankings.

SSE participated in the Executive MBA rankings for the seventh year since the rankings started in 2001. In this year's evaluation, compiled using data from two sets of surveys - one completed by program alumni and one completed by the school itself - SSE is ranked 18th in Europe out of 26 programs. FT Rankings may be found at:

-“Being ranked globally in place 55 is for sure a slight decrease if you compare to our achievement last year when we made a record 33-position climb. Keeping however in mind that the number of participating schools is continuously increasing, and that certain volatility is endemic to these figures, I feel we can be proud of being able to consolidate our position in an ever-increasing global competition in the area. And do remember that we are still the only Russian Executive MBA program participating in these rankings.” says Anders Liljenberg, Dean SSE Russia.

About the Financial Times ranking

The Financial Times of London Financial Times carries out annual rankings of the world's leading business schools, universities, and other institutions that offer different types of business, management and leadership development programs

These rankings are compiled using data from surveys and interviews with participants, alumni and the business schools. The focus of each ranking is customer satisfaction. Depending on the program being ranked, customer satisfaction is measured by criteria including career progress, work experience, aims achieved and international faculty. Other criteria include women faculty, women students, and doctoral and research rank. 

For additional information, please contact:


Anders Liljenberg, Dean SSE Russia


Tel: +46-(0)70-22 66 533 / +812 320 48 00, e-mail:

About the Executive MBA at Stockholm School of Economics


The Executive MBA program at SSE is for participants who have a university degree and at least five years of qualified work experience. The two-year part-time program leads to an Executive MBA degree from the Stockholm School of Economics. The Executive MBA program combines theory and practice in a manner that is designed to connect the educational experience to each participant's business environment and previous experience. The Executive MBA has been ranked since 2001 as the best program in the Nordic region in the annual Financial Times ranking. The Executive MBA at SSE is offered in both Swedish and English in Sweden; in Russia in Russian and in English; and also in cooperation with the Latvian state at SSE Riga, in English.

 The Russian-based programs, all aimed at executives with a general business career in mind, currently offer a fifteen-module curriculum in three different guises.


  • General Management
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Oil & Gas

Since 2004, the Stockholm School of Economics has also offered Sweden's only full time MBA program. 

About SSE Russia

Stockholm School of Economics is present in Russia since 1997 and ever since offers a range of training programs aimed at the international market of higher education based in Russia. In addition to the above mentioned degree programs the school also offers corporate and open programs in a variety of fields. 

From its Swedish origins the vision of the school is to contribute to the development of sustainable business in Russia and beyond, something fulfilled by the creative mix between state-of-the-art research as carried out by its faculty, and close ties with the successful business community. 

September 19, 2007

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